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LAREX Laboratories Directorate

Within the structure of the National Authority for Consumer Protection, under the Directorate General for Market Surveillance and Control and European Harmonization, according to GD 275/29.03.2023, the Larex Laboratories Directorate (DL Larex) is operating, which includes the Food Products Laboratory (Microbiology Section, Agrifoods Section, Section for Quality Analysis of Wines and Alcoholic Beverages), Instrumental Laboratory, Non-Food Products Laboratory (Textile Section, Oil Section). DL Larex performs the following tasks, according to GD 700 /2012 updated on 21.01.2019:

  • Performs testing required to obtain manufacturing licences for food products;
  • It carries out expertise in order to solve problems of customs classification, to establish quality and safety parameters for products to be used by the general directorates of public finance, to characterise products subject to investigations by the National Tax Administration Agency, the Ministry of the Interior or other institutions, as well as expertise in cases of dispute concerning product parameters;
  • Carries out, at the request of natural or legal persons, tests and certifications of products manufactured in the country or imported, under the conditions agreed between the parties, on the basis of tariffs;
  • Carries out, at the request of natural or legal persons, studies and tests on packaging materials and packaging of products, as well as for other types of products that come into contact with food, on a fee basis;
  • On the basis of its own data on products that may affect life, health of consumers or the environment, it proposes regulations on the limits of the admissible values of the parameters of these products.

The tests shall be carried out on the basis of approved tariffs according to Order No 311 of 13 July 2020.


In the laboratories of the Larex Laboratories Directorate, the following can be performed:

  • physico-chemical testing of foodstuffs, textiles, paper, cardboard, packaging, food contact materials, water, wine, spirits, beer, vinegar by gravimetric, volumetric, butyrometric, molecular absorption spectrometric, electrochemical, refractrometric, potentiometric, polarimetric, liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, atomic absorption spectrometry methods;
  • physico-chemical and instrumental tests in the field of foodstuffs;
  • microbiological testing in food, water, sanitation testing.

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